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  • Oct 22- Video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc's quarterly profit and revenue beat the average analyst estimate, helped by a drop in expenses following job cuts. Polycom shares were unchanged in extended trading, after initially rising as much as 7.4 percent, following the release of its results. Polycom, which has faced rising competition from Cisco...

  • Six Flags and Yahoo are big market movers Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., up $4.40 to $38.90. Unisys Corp., up $4.24 to $23.62.

  • UPDATE 1-Google launches new email service dubbed "Inbox" Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Google said Inbox displays real-time updates to emails- for example, showing the delivery status of items bought online. Google's shares were up 1.7 percent at $547.33 in early afternoon trading Nasdaq.

  • Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. Inbox can also figure out the key points of an email, such as travel itineraries, event times and photos, and highlight the information, according to Google. Even with a Google search...

  • 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— So long Silicon Valley. In the past few years Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and YouTube have opened offices on the west side of Los Angeles from Santa Monica south to Venice and Playa del Rey. "Historically, Silicon Valley has been the center of gravity for tech and startups but I think more and more, these types of companies can be built anywhere," says Erik...

  • Google launches new email service dubbed "Inbox" Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Oct 22- Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that allows users to organize emails and reminders and shows information such as flight bookings, events and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. The new service is being provided alongside Google's popular Gmail email service. The company said in a blog post that it was sending...

  • Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes& Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced. Samsung and Barnes& Noble said in June they would team up on the devices and the first-co branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook debuted in August for $179 with a 7- inch screen. Both sizes of the Nook are...

  • Larry Fink: Wall Street needs to help society Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock Investments.

    Big name investors like Dan Loeb and David Einhorn helped raise $6 million to fight poverty at a charity event in New York City.

  • IBM no longer a tech company: Mark Cuban Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Businessman and TV personality Mark Cuban speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

    The billionaire investor also explained why he was a buyer of Netflix stock on last week's dip.

  • Early movers: BA, DOW, SWK, TSLA, YHOO Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Welcome to the future of fast food Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Taco Bell's waffle taco.

    Waffle tacos and a bot named 'Dom': Welcome to the future of fast food!

  • INSIGHT-Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls' Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Oct 22- For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. NetApp, a Silicon Valley maker of sophisticated data storage devices, last...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the tech company's stagnant revenue and toward achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer spent much of Tuesday's earnings call highlighting improvements in Yahoo's mobile business, the benefits from acquisitions...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Starboard contends that since Mayer became CEO in July 2012, Yahoo has been wasting money on ill-advised acquisitions and a bloated payroll while...

  • Apple issues security warning for iCloud Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. Apple's post did not mention China or provide any details on the attacks. Chinese activists blamed the attacks on that country's government,...

  • FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy. Over the last year, he co-authored a series of Washington Post articles that examined government surveillance programs first revealed...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle. Yahoo's revenue growth has stalled in recent years as its once-hot Web portal and email service have lagged rivals such as Google Inc...

  • Yahoo earnings: Nice, but not enough, says Street Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo still needs to turn around its core business, and it's not moving fast enough, industry experts say.

  • UPDATE 1-Yahoo's revenue rises 1 pct Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle. Shares of Yahoo rose 3 percent to $41.40 in extended trading on Tuesday. Yahoo said that it's display advertising revenue, which...

  • Options bet predicts big pain for Facebook Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
    The Facebook logo is reflected against source code on the screen of a computer in this photo illustration.

    One options trader made a big bet Facebook's run could take a pause.